3 February 2004
PROPERTY OF THE BASLER KUNSTVEREIN, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE RENOVATION OF THE KUNSTHALLE BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Georg Schrimpf (1889-1938)
Figuren vor Landschaft
oil on canvas
26 x 33 7/8 in. (66 x 86 cm.)
Painted in 1924
R. Doetsch-Benzinger, Basel.
Kunsthalle, Basel (inventory no. 589.ST.O.28), a gift from the above in 1944.
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W. Storch, Georg Schrimpf und Maria Uhden, Leben und Werk, Berlin, 1985, p. 217 (illustrated).
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